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Document Details


Title: Orozco, Diana
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, Arlington. Central Library. Special Collections Department
Collection: Tejano Voices: University of Texas at Arlington Center for Mexican American Studies Oral History Project
Description: The primary focus of the interview is on Orozco's work as justice of the peace in Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas). Orozco describes what she does as J.P. and her commitment to her work, and also discusses campaigning for office and the compensation of justices of the peace. She recalls her selection and experience as a delegate to the 1988 and 1992 Democratic national conventions, and talks about redistricting in Dallas County and her views about racial prejudice and its effects on people. Orozco relates her memories of the riot in Dallas following the death of Santos Rodríguez in police custody. She mentions her college experience and her choice of SMU for law school, and talks about her relationship with Adelfa Callejo. In conclusion, Orozco expresses her opinion of Aurelio Castillo's actions in office and of the importance of having leaders of integrity, regardless of ethnicity.
Extent: 25 pages
URL: http://libraries.uta.edu/tejanovoices/transcripts/TV_088.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Orozco, Diana, 1960-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1960
Age at speaking: 38
Document location: Dallas, TX
Document date: 23-Feb-1998
Interviewer: Gutierrez, Jose Angel
Organizations discussed: Democratic Party, US; Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN; Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Locations discussed: Dallas, TX; Indiana; North America; Notre Dame, IN; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Dallas, TX; Democratic Party, US; Indiana; Judges; Judges--Election; Law--Texas; North America; Notre Dame, IN; Oral history; Political campaigns--Texas; Racism; Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN; Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Texas; Texas--Politics and government; United States; Universities and colleges; Universities and colleges--Departments
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0000230-175